MYRTLE BEACH — The drought in the Midwest is good news for corn growers in South Carolina.

The Sun News of Myrtle Beach reported that South Carolina growers are expecting a good crop.

Kyle Daniel is Georgetown County’s Farm Service Agency director. Daniel says those who planted early this year can expect success.

The Midwest is going through its worst drought in 60 years.

The U.S. Agriculture Department says the price of corn has risen from $5 a bushel in May to $8 a bushel this week.

Experts say the warm weather in February and March allowed the growers to plant early in South Carolina and avoid a late freeze. Tropical Storm Beryl provided rain in late May as the crop was filling out.